College Leaders Call Out Racial Inequities As Protests Roil The Nation
from Education DIVE
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died last week after a white officer with the Minneapolis Police Department put a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes. After a video of the incident, which shows Floyd begging for his life, circulated the internet, the officer was fired and later charged with murder and manslaughter. Three other officers present during the incident were also fired. The episode ignited protests and other demonstrations across the country, with some turning destructive at times.
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